Sara Ward

The Rosie Hospital, Robinson Way, Cambridge CB2 0SW

01223 217 671 / 01223 245 151

contactcentre@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

www.cuh.org.uk/rosie-hospital

Guide Last Updated: 27/06/2017

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Access Guide

  • Cambridge University Hospitals are well sign posted from most parts of Cambridge. If you are driving from outside Cambridge, there is easy access to the campus via Addenbrooke's Road, signed from Junction 11 on the M11. Use of this road is restricted to those with legitimate business on campus. The post code for a Sat Nav is CB2 0QQ. Cambridge University Hospitals have direct links with most of the Cambridgeshire Park and Ride sites. This is a good option for those travelling by car and if your visit is going to last more than two hours.

  • Cambridge University Hospitals has 2 main car parks for patients and visitors. Car park 1 has 750 patient and visitors spaces including 63 disabled spaces. Car park 2 has 600 patient and visitors space including 63 disabled spaces. All car parks are barrier operated on the entrances and exits. Parking is ‘Pay on Foot’. Pay on foot means you pay when you are ready to leave, not in advance, you pay for the actual time parked. For Outpatients appointments Clinics 1-19, please park in car park 1. For the emergency department there are 5 reserved 30 minute dropping and collecting bays outside the entrance, then park in car park 1. For Addenbrooke's Treatment Centre (ATC) clinics 30 to 33 and Day Surgery, please park in car park 2. For Rosie Hospital and clinics 20-24 please park in car park 2. For Blue Badge holders designated spaces are found across the campus and within car parks 1 & 2. Visitors parking is located in either car park 1 or 2.

  • Nearly 60 buses an hour serve Addenbrooke's Hospital on weekdays from both within the City of Cambridge and beyond. The site is also well served at weekends, though buses are less frequent outside of working hours. The hospital has its own bus station at the Hills Road entrance to the site. The majority of buses pick up and drop off here.

  • Cambridge Railway Station is well served by trains from a wide area and is about two miles from Cambridge University Hospitals. There are good options to get to Cambridge University Hospitals from the station. To get a bus turn left out of the station and bus stops for the campus are about 100m on the left. There are frequent buses and you can take a Guided Bus, a Green Park & Ride bus or a regular bus to Addenbrooke's. Tickets can be bought on the bus. If you buy a PlusBus train ticket this will also cover your bus travel to and from Campus and is a good deal. You can walk or cycle to Cambridge University Hospitals either by following the path besides the Guided Busway or along Hills Road.

  • There is a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.

  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is located off the corridor, to the left as you enter.

  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 01223 216 756.

  • The email address for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is pals@addenbrookes.nhs.uk.

  • There are volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.

  • Volunteers can be found at the main reception.

  • Volunteers do not receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Hospital staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Hospital staff receive deaf awareness training.

  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request, large print on request, Makaton on request and different languages on request.

  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area on the hospital site.

  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.

  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.

  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.

  • A mobility scooter charging point is not available at the hospital.

  • Mobility aids are available to help patients move around and include; wheelchairs.

  • To obtain mobility aids please contact the main reception of each building.

  • Mobility aids are located at all major entrances.

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  • Please note that the street level floor of all the hospitals are called 'Level 2'.

  • The hospital does not have a dedicated car park.

  • There is a designated drop-off point.

  • The drop-off point is located in front of the Rosie Hospital Main Entrance.

  • There is a dropped kerb from the drop-off point.

  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

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  • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.

  • The car park is located at the rear of the Main Hospital site.

  • The car park type is multi storey.

  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.

  • The maximum height is 2.1cm (1in).

  • The car park does have a barrier control system.

  • Controls at the barrier are within the range of 100cm to 110cm.

  • There is a touchscreen at the barrier.

  • The barrier controls/touchscreen can be reached from the car.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a/are clearly marked/signposted Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.

  • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • There is/are 62 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 312cm x 448cm (10ft 3in x 14ft 8in).

  • There is a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There is not a designated drop-off point.

  • There are parking charges for the hospital car park.

  • Payment signs are provided.

  • Payment signs are clearly presented.

  • Payment signs are located at the entrance to the car park.

  • Payment signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.

  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.

  • Payment machines are located in the atrium.

  • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.

  • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).

  • To see the hospital parking charges please click here (opens new tab).

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

  • Assistance may be required because there is/are uneven surfaces.

  • The hospital entrance is not clearly visible from the car park.

  • The route from the car park to the hospital entrance is clearly signposted.

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  • Sara Ward is/are located on level 3 of the Rosie Hospital.

  • To see the hospital map please click here (opens new tab).

  • Access to Sara Ward is via the Rosie Hospital Main Entrance.

  • Enter via the Rosie Hospital Main Entrance; the main reception is located on the right. Proceed to the end of the corridor and take the lift located on the left up to level 3. On exiting the lifts turn right and continue down the corridor, Sara Ward is located on the left.

  • There is step free access, via lift, to Sara Ward.

  • Sara Ward is approximately 9m from the Rosie Hospital main lifts.

  • There is a/are manual, heavy, double door(s) between the Rosie Hospital Main Entrance and the department/service.

  • Wayfinding signage is provided.

  • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the hospital site on Robinson Way.

  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.

  • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.

  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

  • The width of the door opening is 194cm.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

  • The width of the door opening is 192cm.

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

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  • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.

  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1,2,3.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.

  • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).

  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.

  • Handrails are easy to grip.

  • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

  • There is a landing.

  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor of the building are provided on landings.

  • The lighting levels are good.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the end of the main corridor.

  • Signs indicating the location of this lift are clearly visible from the entrance.

  • The lift is approximately 32m (34yd 2ft) from the Rosie Main Hospital Entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1,2,3.

  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.

  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.

  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.

  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.

  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is fair.

  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.

  • The clear door width is 131cm (4ft 4in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 139cm x 270cm (4ft 7in x 8ft 10in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • There is not a hearing loop system.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

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  • This ward is open 24 hours.

  • This is a/an Antenatal ward.

  • This is a female ward.

  • There is/are 3 bay(s) available.

  • There is/are 5 side room(s) available.

  • There is/are 17 bed(s) on this ward in total.

  • There is a/are door(s) leading into the ward.

  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

  • The door(s) is/are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 172cm (5ft 8in).

  • There is not an intercom/bell at/near this ward entrance which is in a suitable position for people who require access or assistance (between 95cm - 105cm).

  • There is level access throughout the ward.

  • There is clear signage on the ward.

  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.

  • There is flooring on the ward which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The height of the Nurses' Station desk is 112cm.

  • There is not a lowered section.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system available at the desk.

  • There are multiple side rooms available with accessible ensuites.

  • The side room surveyed does have an accessible ensuite.

  • The width of the door opening into the side room is over 75cm.

  • The side room surveyed does not have a ceiling track hoist.

  • There is sufficient space next to the bed for a mobile hoist to operate.

  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre around the bed.

  • Bedside storage is available.

  • The colour contrast between the walls and the floor in the side room is good.

  • The lighting levels in the side room are medium.

  • The width of the door opening into the ensuite is over 75cm.

  • There is a clear unobstructed turning space within the ensuite.

  • The fixtures/facilities available in the ensuite include; a wheel in shower, a toilet and a wash basin.

  • The colour contrast between the walls and the floor in the ensuite is good.

  • The lighting levels in the ensuite are medium.

  • A hearing assistance system is not available on the ward.

  • The ward does not play background music.

  • There is a chair with armrests on both sides.

  • A mobile hoist is available on the ward.

  • There is an accessible washroom with wheel in showers for patients on the ward.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities for patients on the ward.

  • There are washrooms suitable for ambulant disabled patients available on the ward.

  • Toilets suitable for ambulant disabled patients are available on the ward.

  • There are no accessible toilet facilities on the ward for visitors.

  • Accessible toilet facilities for visitors are located on level 2 next to the main lifts and stairs.

  • There are no standard toilet facilities on the ward for visitors.

  • Standard toilet facilities for visitors are located just outside the Sara Ward entrance.

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  • There is / are 1 consultation / treatment room(s) available.

  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Consulting Room.

  • The consultation / treatment room is approximately 12m from the Sara Ward entrance.

  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.

  • There is a/are door(s) into the consultation / treatment room.

  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.

  • The door(s) is/are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.

  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • There is a bed / couch.

  • The bed / couch is adjustable.

  • There is not sufficient space next to the bed/couch for a mobile hoist to operate.

  • There is a chair.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • The chair(s) is not/are not adjustable.

  • There are no chairs with armrests available.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • A hoist is not available.

  • The room does not have background music playing.

  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is / are 1 room(s) / area(s) available.

  • The name / number of the room / area surveyed was; C Section Lounge.

  • The room / area is approximately 6m from the Sara Ward entrance.

  • There is level access to the room / area.

  • There is a/are door(s) into the room / area.

  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is/are single width.

  • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.

  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • There is not a bed / couch.

  • There is a chair.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • The chair(s) is not/are not adjustable.

  • There are some chairs with armrests available.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • A hoist is not available.

  • The room / area does not have background music playing.

  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room / area.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • The washroom surveyed has a wheel in shower, a toilet and a wash basin.

  • There is step free access to the washroom surveyed once inside the ward.

  • This is a female washroom.

  • There is pictorial and written or text signage on or near the washroom door.

  • The washroom door(s) open(s) outwards.

  • The door(s) is/are locked by a twist lock.

  • The door(s) is/are heavy to open.

  • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the washroom are 233cm x 247cm (7ft 8in x 8ft 1in).

  • The washroom does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).

  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the washroom.

  • There are coat hooks at 114cm and 146cm from the floor.

  • There is a mirror.

  • There is a tall mirror, with suitable specifications, for ease of use.

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the wash basin is 70cm.

  • As you face the wash basin the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • The tap type is lever. It is a mixer tap.

  • There is a soap dispenser.

  • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the soap dispenser is 92cm.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 132cm.

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • Disposal facilities are available.

  • The washroom has a non-slip floor.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is a rail with a padded back rest.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 164cm.

  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 88cm.

  • There is a colostomy changing shelf for standing users next to the toilet.

  • There is a wheel in shower.

  • The shower head is height adjustable.

  • The shower control type is lever.

  • There is a flip down/tip up seat for the shower.

  • The height of the flip down/tip up or fixed seat is 53cm (1ft 9in).

  • There are wall-mounted grab rails available.

  • The colour contrast between the external washroom door and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the internal washroom door and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is good.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The colour contrast between the shower wall-mounted grab rails and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the washroom floor and walls is good.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • The washroom surveyed has a wheel in shower, a toilet and a wash basin.

  • There is/are 1 washroom(s) of this type in the ward.

  • There is step free access to the washroom surveyed once inside the ward.

  • This is a female washroom.

  • There is pictorial and written or text signage on or near the washroom door.

  • The washroom door(s) open(s) inwards.

  • The door(s) is/are locked by a locking handle.

  • The door(s) is/are heavy to open.

  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the washroom are 198cm x 329cm (6ft 6in x 10ft 10in).

  • The washroom does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.

  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the washroom.

  • There are coat hooks at 146cm and 114cm from the floor.

  • There is a mirror.

  • There is a tall mirror, with suitable specifications, for ease of use.

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the wash basin is 80cm.

  • As you face the wash basin the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • The tap type is sensor. It is not a mixer tap.

  • There is a soap dispenser.

  • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the soap dispenser is 84cm.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 130cm.

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • Disposal facilities are available.

  • The washroom has a non-slip floor.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • The cistern is close coupled and can act as a back rest.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.

  • The lateral transfer space on the left is 141cm.

  • The lateral transfer space on the right is 150cm.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • There are dropdown rails on both sides of the toilet.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 79cm.

  • There is not a colostomy changing shelf for standing users next to the toilet.

  • There is a wheel in shower.

  • The shower head is height adjustable.

  • The shower control type is lever.

  • There is a flip down/tip up seat for the shower.

  • The height of the flip down/tip up or fixed seat is 53cm (1ft 9in).

  • There are wall-mounted grab rails available.

  • The colour contrast between the external washroom door and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the internal washroom door and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is good.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The colour contrast between the shower wall-mounted grab rails and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the washroom floor and walls is good.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • The washroom surveyed has a shower, a toilet and a wash basin.

  • There is/are 2 washroom(s) of this type in the ward.

  • There is step free access to the washroom surveyed once inside the ward.

  • This is a female washroom.

  • There is written or text signage on or near the washroom door.

  • The washroom door(s) open(s) inwards.

  • The door(s) is/are locked by a locking handle.

  • The door(s) is/are heavy to open.

  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the washroom are 236cm x 172cm (7ft 9in x 5ft 8in).

  • The washroom does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.

  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the washroom.

  • There are coat hooks at 146cm and 113cm from the floor.

  • There is a mirror.

  • There is not a tall mirror, with suitable specifications, for ease of use.

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the wash basin is 80cm.

  • As you face the wash basin the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • The tap type is sensor. It is not a mixer tap.

  • There is a soap dispenser.

  • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the soap dispenser is 84cm.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 130cm.

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • Disposal facilities are available.

  • The washroom has a non-slip floor.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • The toilet has a wall which can act as a back rest.

  • There is not a lateral transfer space.

  • There is a flush.

  • There is a dropdown rail.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 82cm.

  • There is not a colostomy changing shelf for standing users next to the toilet.

  • There is not a wheel in shower.

  • The shower head is height adjustable.

  • The shower control type is lever.

  • There is a flip down/tip up seat for the shower.

  • The height of the flip down/tip up or fixed seat is 53cm (1ft 9in).

  • There are wall-mounted grab rails available.

  • The shower cubicle is accessed via a shallow step.

  • The colour contrast between the external washroom door and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the internal washroom door and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is good.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The colour contrast between the shower wall-mounted grab rails and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the washroom floor and walls is good.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located just outside Sara Ward.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Sara Ward entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.

  • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is not available.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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